The incident came to the attention of the authorities after a video was shared on social media which appears to show a man on the ground in a defensive position, being attacked by a group of youths.

In addition to the repeated attacks, the group of young people also steals the victim's backpack, while they beg for the attack to stop.

“Yes, we are investigating [the case]. There was no complaint, but, as it is a public crime, we are investigating ”, confirmed to Lusa, a public relations source from the Faro district command of the Public Security Police.

The same source explained that the PSP had already determined that the facts occurred on the night of January 25 and added that the “victim has already been identified”, and investigations are now underway to find out who were the perpetrators of the attacks and theft, who posted the video on social media or the circumstances under which it took place.